French Course Descriptions – Community College of Rhode Island

French Course Descriptions

FREN (French)

FREN 1000 - Basic Spoken French I (3 Credits)

This is an introductory elective course for beginners emphasizing correct pronunciation and basic vocabulary for practical use in everyday conversational situations and travel dialogues. Students with no previous study of the language are prepared to use and understand it within a limited context and basic structure. Lecture: 3 hours

FREN 1010 - Elementary French I (3 Credits)

This course is for students with little or no preparation and covers elements of the language including: conversation, pronunciation, reading, writing and grammar. Aspects of French-speaking cultures are also included. Lecture: 5 hours

FREN 1020 - Elementary French II (3 Credits)

This is a continuation of Elementary French I (FREN 1010). (Prerequisite: FREN 1010, FREN 1030 or its equivalent) Lecture: 5 hours

FREN 1030 - Elementary French I (3 Credits)

French 1030 is a faster paced version of French 1010. This course is suitable for students with previous experience i.e. Basic spoken French and /or other prior formal study of the language, prior formal study of another foreign language, or informal experience with a foreign language. The course covers elements of the language including: conversation, pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar. Aspects of French-speaking cultures are also included. Note: Course content is the same as French 1010 with two fewer hours per week. (Prerequisite: Prior preparation as noted above or permission of instructor). Lecture: 3 hours

FREN 1040 - Elementary French II (3 Credits)

This course is a continuation of FREN 1030. Note: Course content is the same as FREN 1020 with 2 less classroom hours per week. (Prerequisite: FREN 1030, FREN 1010 or its equivalent) Lecture: 3 hours

FREN 2010 - Intermediate French I (3 Credits)

This course helps students develop skill in reading and discussing French texts related to culture and literature. Course work is supplemented by further work in grammar, conversation and composition. (Prerequisite: FREN 1020 or 1040 or its equivalent) Lecture: 3 hours

FREN 2020 - Intermediate French II (3 Credits)

This course is a continuation of Intermediate French I (FREN 2010). (Prerequisite: FREN 2010 or its equivalent) Lecture: 3 hours

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